Southern Style Outdoor Pursuits on the Georgia Coast.
Established in 1928, the history and heritage are that of a world-class hunting and fishing destination. Our Venue garnered a respected reputation as host to Presidents and distinguished sporting enthusiasts from around the world. Absolutely insulated and accessible only with sufficient direction, the Venue has evolved at a pace quite out of step with the rest of the world, perhaps the reason it remains much the same in spirit and in environment.
While the main focus of the destination is the world class hunting and fishing, today added opportunities include a unique, private golf experience, an inviting lap pool, kayaking, and hiking and biking trails promise a robust experience for guests who opt for activities beyond hunting and fishing.
It is a place where you can literally step off the world for a short while and enjoy a simple, uncomplicated experience with no sacrifice of comfort, privacy or luxury.
Our Venue has long been the playground of a who’s who of outdoorsmen, all of whom revered it as a premier hunting destination. And while times have changed, our reputation has not. Here you can experience covey after covey of quail flushed from over 40,000 acres of managed property. One aspect that makes this such a special wingshooting destination are the exceptionally well trained bird dogs that call this place home. The normal method of hunting quail in the south would be to use a pointer to find and point birds and to retrieve them after they are shot. Our pointers are trained to be steady to wing and shot, while our Labrador retrievers are taught to flush and to retrieve the birds after they are down. Seasoned hunters will know pairing these two breeds provides a superior quail hunting experience.
One of the attractions of this world class destination are the array of things to do while at the property. While quail hunting may be the main attraction for you, if you enjoy big game hunting don’t miss the opportunity to hunt deer and wild boar. In addition this destination is known as one of the best coastal fisheries in the country.
Coastal and Deep Sea. Experienced anglers have long regarded the waters of the Cumberland River as a treasure for all those who wish to test their skills against redfish, bluefish, sea trout, tarpon and an almost endless list of other native fish. Expertly guided charter fishing trips along inshore and offshore waters – with all tackle furnished – can be easily arranged. Whether you prefer a day’s excursion in the pursuit of white–knuckle sport fishing, or you enjoy light tackle trips to the inlets and estuaries that meander just off the shores of nearby Cumberland Island, you will not be disappointed.
More to Enjoy
Golf: Designed by legendary PGA Tour Professional Davis Love III, our eighteen hole course features six different thoughtfully constructed greens, each designed to be played three distinct ways.
Shooting: Hone your marksmanship on our thirteen station sporting clays course, designed to mimic natural hunting conditions and then test your skills on our newly constructed 5-stand platform.
Nature: Enjoy a hike on one of our many natural trails that curve in and out of longleaf pine and live oaks. If your tastes call for something a little more active, these same trails are perfect for biking or jogging. And nearby canoes and kayaks are always available for an adventure on the Cumberland River or nearby estuaries.
The habitat in this area of coastal Georgia is large stands of managed southern pines with natural grass and hedge understory. The property also encompasses hardwood bottoms and swamp areas perfect for our white-tailed deer, eastern turkey and wild boar to inhabit. Please see our trophy images to get a feel for what the country looks like.
The best bird hunting season in southeastern Georgia is December through early March. Wild boar may be hunted year round and our white-tailed deer season is November through January. Fishing is best April through November.
Quail hunting is unlimited and shooters can expect to harvest 20-30 birds per day. Wild boar range from 75 pounds to over 300 pounds in a multiple range of colors. Our white-tailed deer are plentiful and bucks can be harvested in the 120” class range.
Season by season only a handful of properties can match the scope of its services. And by design, only a few guests will ever enjoy them. Only 40 guests may enjoy our Venue at a time, ensuring a most private and uncrowded experience. This is the perfect setting for corporate retreats and extended family gatherings.
The Lodge and Cabins
The newly updated main lodge and eight guest cabins provide 20 private rooms with private baths. Comfortable cabins reflect a rustic elegance well in character with the area’s fabled history and natural surroundings. Each contains satellite television and WiFi.
A local approach. From home-style breakfasts and midday meals to marsh side oyster roasts, open-air cookouts and special functions, the fare at our Venue is fresh and distinctly Southern. You will find your plate filled to overflowing with everything from hand-rubbed and seasoned tenderloin, some of the most decadent fried chicken you’ll ever experience or an expertly grilled assortment of local shellfish and oysters. All meals are included in the guest rates.
One of the most anticipated activities at our Venue is our world famous oyster roast. Hot, steamed oysters served fresh from the pot are ready to be shucked and enjoyed outside while watching the tide move in and out of the Cumberland River and bays.
Perfectly suited for company meetings, our 1700 square foot conference center tucked into the shade of longleaf pines, provides the setting for thinking and ideas that are as inspired as they are focused.
Coolidge Tavern and Pool House
Camaraderie. Our Pub is an excellent place to find respite after a day in the hunting fields or out on the open water. We offer full bar service and nightly dining – all in an environment tailored for relaxation.
Our Venue lies on the Cumberland River, just east of I-95 between Jacksonville, FL and Savannah in South Georgia just seven miles north of the Florida state line. Guests can fly into Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and transportation to the Venue can be arranged.
Drive Times to the Venue:
Jacksonville, FL ……. 30 minutes
Charleston, SC ……. 4.5 hours
Atlanta, GA …………. 4.5 hours
Savannah, GA ……… 2 hours
Average temps are 87°F/28°C
Water temps in the summer are 83°F/28°C and in winter 60°F/24°
Hunters can expect cool to mild temperatures during the January-March late quail season. Day time temperatures can reach the 70’s with morning lows in the high 40’s on average.
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Airfare: typical domestic air averages $300-$700.
*These averages are subject to change and HAC does not grantee air prices.
License fees: check with us for current license fees